Jokes for all occasions: shiftlessness

The shiftless man, who preferred reading to labor, closed the book on French history, which he had been perusing with great interest, and addressed his wife.

“Do you know, Mary,” he asked impressively, “what I would have done if I had been in Napoleon’s place?”

“Certainly!” the wife snapped. “You’d have settled right down on a farm in Corsica, and let it run itself.”